Barrett-Chumney House

The Barrett-Chumney House was built in 1823 by Thomas Barrett in an elegant Federal style, with stylish architectural details, as the seat of a small tobacco plantation in Amelia County. […]


Ingleside is a late Federal-style dwelling located on rolling farmland in western Amelia County. The house is noteworthy for its highly imaginative, classically-inspired architectural detailing which appears on its chimneypieces […]


Winterham is the only known Virginia building by Thomas Tabb Giles, an accomplished amateur architect, and William Percival, a significant professional architect. Their collaboration is recorded on the recently found […]

St. John’s Church

Consecrated in 1852 by Bishop William Meade, St. John’s Church was a product of the reactivation of the Episcopal denomination in rural Virginia during the mid-19th century. It is on […]


Wigwam was the home of William Branch Giles (1762-1830), who served Virginia in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and was elected governor in 1827. Giles […]

Farmer House

Dating from the early 1820s, the Farmer house is a large wood-frame I-house probably erected for Nelson Farmer whose family patented the property before 1750. Characterized by a center-passage, single-pile […]

Haw Branch

Haw Branch is an outstanding example of Southside Virginia Federal architecture, one of the finest plantation houses in the region.  The house received its present form in the early 19th […]


Dykeland in Amelia County has evolved through alteration and additions to reflect three distinct architectural styles: colonial, Federal, and country Italianate. The earliest section, an 18th-century cottage, was erected on […]


Dominated by a broad gambrel roof, Egglestetton is a quintessential example of Virginia’s rural colonial architecture and is typical of the dwellings occupied by the early gentry of the region. […]